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Medical Screenings – Diagnostic Testing – Carrollton, TX*

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Overview

We take your health care very seriously and believe regular screenings are essential to healthy living. Our board-certified physicians not only offer excellent health care but first-rate preventative care as well. Although some diseases produce obvious signs and symptoms, others don't until the disease has reached a life-threatening stage. Through regular doctor visits and medical screenings, our practice can help catch diseases, which makes management and treatment more possible. Some conditions can easily be treated through lifestyle changes and diet, however, others may require greater medical attention. If we believe you need further assistance, we will direct you to a specialist who can work with you more closely. At Family Medicine Associates of Texas, in Carrollton, TX our goal is to identify medical conditions or diseases to get you on the road to better health.

Medical Screenings

Medical screenings are the process of undergoing medical exams, evaluations, and tests to determine your overall health and if you have a specific medical condition or disease. We provide several screenings that will help us provide you with optimal medical assistance and the knowledge and tools you need to feel better. These screenings will also determine your risks factors and create a tracking record of your health. 

Cholesterol

There are 3 types of fat or lipids that determine your cholesterol level. These fats include, LDL, HDL, and triglycerides. Our practice will perform a full lipid panel screening to accurately measure your cholesterol. During this screening, your finger will be poked with a small needle to produce a tiny drop of blood to measure your levels. Your cholesterol should be checked every 4 – 6 years. 

TB Testing

TB stands for tuberculosis, which is a disease that is transmitted by air from one person to another. Typically, TB attacks the lungs but it can also affect others areas of the body as well. A tuberculin skin test (TST) is used to determine your diagnosis. During this test, a fluid called tuberculin is carefully injected into the forearm. The patient must return within 2 – 3 days to have a medical professional evaluate their reaction.

Pulmonary Function

A pulmonary function test is a screening that evaluates the function and health of your lungs. During this test, the amount of air that is inhaled and exhaled is measured, as well as how efficiently oxygen is transferred to your blood. This test helps identify various lung diseases and the cause of irregular breathing or shortness of breath. If you are having trouble breathing, this test can potentially help determine the underlying cause. 

Fecal Colon Cancer Screeing

Fecal colon cancer screenings are tests that identify colon or rectal cancer. Commonly, patients between the ages of 50 – 75 are recommended to obtain regular screenings of their colon. There are multiple tests that can be performed to determine your condition. However, your doctor can discuss these options in detail to determine which test is most appropriate for your body and current health. 

Cardiac Ultrasound

An ultrasound is a test that produces sounds, vibrations, and images. Therefore, a cardiac ultrasound helps your medical doctor to evaluate the current condition and health of your heart. Cardiac screenings also include, stress echo, echo, Holter and event monitoring. If you are experiencing chest pain, shortness of breath, or an irregular heartbeat, then a cardiac ultrasound can provide helpful data on your heart function.

Vascular Studies

Vascular studies are noninvasive tests that identify vascular diseases and conditions such as, peripheral arterial disease, stroke, and aneurysms. These conditions can affect the efficiency of blood flow in the veins and arteries. There are several types of vascular studies but your physician will consult with you on which test will produce optimal results to identify the cause and source of your condition. 

Sleep Apnea

A sleep apnea evaluation is a test that determines whether you have sleep apnea, which is a sleeping disorder. With sleep apnea, your breathing periodically stops multiple times during sleep. This means that your brain and the rest of your body is not obtaining the proper amount of oxygen. Once your doctor has evaluated your condition, a treatment plan will be developed, or you may be referred to a sleep apnea specialist. 

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At Family Health Associates of Texas, we believe preventative care such as regular screenings are essential to identifying potentially life-threatening diseases. We encourage you to take your health seriously and to take proper precautions in order to live a healthy, vibrant life. If you have any concerns about your health or have not undergone any of the above screenings, call our office today to schedule your appointment. 

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